I have a theory that the fighter who is pretty good when he first sets foot in the Octagon but becomes great over time is perhaps the most dangerous kind of fighter. The reason behind this is the whole “iron sharpening iron” thing – after all, there is no stronger iron than that found within the UFC.
If that theory is true, then Max Holloway is going to be hella difficult for Jose Aldo to beat at UFC 211. Because when Holloway made his debut in the Octagon, he went 3-3, losing to the likes of Dustin Poirier, Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor, but has since racked up a ten-fight win streak. And you know what’s been happening during that streak (that stretches back to 2014)? Holloway has been fighting the best featherweights around, honing his skills against the best featherweights around, and becoming one of the best featherweights around.
So yeah, Aldo might have a rough time.
Anyway, here’s Holloway taking out Cub Swanson.